Acacia Coast

After developing an appreciation for craft beer while living in Portland, Ore., Acacia moved to Durango, Colo., for college, and finished her degree in international business in Chambéry, France. After college, she began work with the Center for Creative Leadership, a world-renowned non-profit executive leadership and research organization. During her four years at CCL, she coordinated and managed leadership programs for executives from countless industries around the world. Currently, Acacia works with the BA's government affairs team as the state brewers associations coordinator, traveling the nation in support of America’s craft brewers guilds.

  1. Enjoying the discussions at Nevins in Plainfield at the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild meeting today.
  2. Headed to Boulder HQ for a few days with my colleagues in the beautiful Spruce St office this week.
  3. CCBA bi-annual meeting in San Diego always impressive & informative, all seminars host top-notch speakers. Be sure to check out the upcoming CA Craft Beer Summit!
  4. Closed Hawaiian CBG meet with project deadlines & progress promised… headed to CA CBA meet in SDO today.
  5. Headed to NY for annual NYSBA meeting and TapNY local craft beer & food fest at Hunter Mtn.
  6. Joining BA staff in Denver for GABF. Looking forward to discussing state guilds at the Support Your Local Brewery Pavilion.

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Arizona Brewers Guild Wins Award for Legislative Campaign

This June, Rob Fullmer, executive director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild (ACBG), accepted the award for the “Best Grassroots Campaign” from the Arizona Capitol Times. This award is a result of the guild’s work to pass SB1030, also known as “The Arizona Beer Bill.” This new legislation allows breweries to …More

Guild Update – Utah Brewers Guild

State Brewers Association Coordinator Acacia Coast recently visited the Utah Brewers Guild for their annual meeting. Here she provides an update on the guilds progress supporting small brewers in the state and navigating the unfriendly alcohol laws.